[U-Boot-Users] [PATCH] Where does U-Boot's CFI driver check for top/bottom boot?

Tolunay Orkun listmember at orkun.us
Tue Nov 7 19:14:03 CET 2006

Spence Nick-rxtd10 wrote:
> Tolunay Orkun wrote:
>> Subject: Re: [U-Boot-Users] [PATCH] Where does U-Boot's CFI 
>> driver check for top/bottom boot?
>> Here is the patch (attached) that handles top boot geometry 
>> reversal case on AMD flash.
> You probably need to add a check that ext_addr is non-zero. If the
> extended query table is not present then you can't read the version
> number (otherwise you read the reserved section at 0h which is
> undefined)

I thought about it and it is simple to do. That line that sets the ext_addr 
was already present for Intel case (to check legacy lock feature from 
extended query table) so I just relocated out of the case statement.

Still, I do not know of any actual CFI compliant flash that lacks an 
extended query table. Perhaps, it might have been relevant to old non-CFI 
JEDEC flash which we do not handle with this driver.

I do not want to introduce code that will not be applicable.  What do you 
think? I guess I can put the check for robustness just in case there happens 
to be an odd one in the market.


More information about the U-Boot mailing list